I’ve once again had sad news this morning, Arthur Deamer the oldest old boy we had left attending our reunions,
his daughter who also came to the reunions with him rang me to tell me he had passed away 99 years old. His daughter
will still attend the reunion on behalf of Arthur this year for this special anniversary of 100 years from the opening of Golding’s.
Arthur was a Tinsmith and attended Goldings 34-37
Our condolence's go to his daughter and his family and friends he will be sadly missed
Its sad news this week Dick Lang McCall House old boy passed away he was 82. Our condolences go to his wife and family
Ive had very sad news today Joan James, Jimmy James Wife passed away on Saturday just gone. Pauline their daughter phoned to let me know.
Joan attended every reunion to represent Jimmy, both Jimmy and Joan gave me a great deal of support when I set out organising the reunion.
I couldn’t have done it without the
god bless Joan say hello to Jimmy for us
17 March 2022
19-02-22 I received a call today Jimmy Street Jimmy was a 60s MacAndrew Boy passed away last night.
He has attended every reunion I have been involved in and will be sadly sadly missed our thought are with his family and friends Dave
I’m Absolutely devastated known him since we met at Shotley bridge as 8 year olds feels like I have lost a brother rip Jim so sadly missed
Tom known him since we met at Shotley bridge as 8 year olds feels like.
I have lost a brother rip Jim so sadly missed Tommy Hill and brothers Billy and Sammy
R I P Malcolm Clewer from all us Goldings Old Boys and Staff who were together with you in Goldings (Barnardos) 3 January 2022
Sad news about Dougie. Our condolences go to his wife and family.
Douglas Thompsom Jan 1960 - April 1963, was in Aberdeen House, also became House Captain. He was trained in the Carpenters shop
and the Table Tennis Team with Pop, and the Cadets.
12 December 2021
Very sad news Roy Shoesmith my old friend from Goldings passed away on 24th May he was 80 years old the funeral is on 7th of June
My condolences to Roy's family
1 June 2021
A good friend of mine and an old boy of Goldings Mickey Duce who trained as a sheet metal trainee at Goldings 1945 1949 died a few months
ago. (Late 2019). Think he was 89
29 January 2020
15-12-2019 We lost David Wheatley our headmaster Mr Wheatley son
Sadly, David died of bronchial pneumonia on Sunday after a 3-week battle with the illness.
We are all devastated. I am heartbroken – he was my rock and loving friend, All his loved ones were with him when he died
and we are grieving a warm, kind and generous man.
The funeral date is not known yet. Probably near the end of January. I will, of course, let you know.
David has requested that his ashes be scattered at the site of the cricket ground at Golding’s.
He loved the reunions and felt that he was reunited with a second family. I would be grateful if you would inform the Old Boys
and give them my love.
Carolyn Eley (Wheatley)
Email received 5-12-19 Derek Hammond
Hi Dave, very sad news - Glyn Parry passed away this week, I don't have all the details but he was surrounded by family and friends at the end.
If I get any more details I'll let you know, cheers for now - Derek
I attended a funeral for Michael Duce on Monday 28 October, he was 89. He learnt sheet metal work at Golding's. He had no close
relatives as far as I know. Some of his contemporaries might want to know. Edward
Ken Newton Phone call received today 8-10-2019
Evelyn Newton our P.T.I. Bob Newtons wife passed away this week age 92
Funeral; at Watton at Stone 31-October 12-45 pm
Such sad news to hear that Len Harpin died yesterday 6-10-2019 it was only on Saturday he was calling us all to attention
for our 2 minutes silence.
Well respected and loved by us all
God Bless Len.
Brian Cunningham Aberdeen Old Boy passed away Wednesday 11 9 2019 our condolences to Chris and his family
R. Coleman 1930’s, passed away December 2018 age 90 our condolences to his wife and friends
Barry Archer Print staff passed away 2019 our condolences to his wife Marie and friends
Alan Ives Goldings 43-46 School Captain Died 10 March 2019
Geoffrey Crowe 60s Old Boy Died March 2019 our condolences go to his brother Micky
I am really sorry to give you all more bad news my dads brother
Henry Peet passed away 14th April. Ant Roe
Sadly Missed R.I.P. Henry Cairns Old Boy Condolences to the family
Had a phone call this evening from Henry Peet to tell me his brother Bill Roe passed away today.
28-03-2019 Sadly missed by all
R. I. P. BILL ROE
Mount Steven Condolences to the family
Received a call lunchtime today from Joan James informing me another Old Boy John Sansom Somerset House Captain
died 17th March 2019 Reunited with his wife Joan.
R. I. P. JOHN SANSOM
Our condolences go to John friends and family
Sad news from Bill Harris. 50s old boy John Brown passed away yesterday 12-11-2018
God bless John
Our sympathy goes to Johns family
Bill will be attending Johns funeral to represent Goldings Old Boys.
Anthony Brian Johnson 49-52 Printer Passed away 2018 our condolences to his son Neil, family and friends.
It’s with regret that I have to Inform you, That My Dad David Leslie Ingram passed away on 28th Aug 2018 at 95 years old.
Dad had not been to good since he had a fall in 2015 and broke his hip after that he never really got back to his old self, this last year he
had been in and out of hospital a lot mainly for kidney failure and c.o.p.d. and just recently Gall Stones . He was very poorly this last few
months especially the last 3 days but at least he wasn’t in much pain at all.
He had a good life and spoke highly of his past at Barnardo’s and Goldings. Also of the Association’s that he was a member of NVA ,
Italian Star. British Legion
to name but a few.
Yours Faithfully, Janet Goddard (Daughter)
George William Schooly 39-41 sadly passed away March this year. Our condolences go to his daughter and family
Joan James rang me this morning to tell me that Roger Coppin has passed away, a former Goldings Old Boys who lived in Ware. Roger came into
Golding 1962 he was in Aberdeen House and later became a Printer
I had the sad news today, Arnold Hargreaves passed away this week. He had just turned 100 2 weeks ago. He left Goldings in 1935 as a
printer and we were privileged to have his company at our re-union last year when he was 99 on that very date. Arnold was a very
interesting character who was part of the Boarding party that captured the enigma decoder in the Second World War.
R.I.P.From us all.
Sad news Old Boy Victor Rowlands 62-65 passed away. Our sincere condolences go to his family and friends 20 November 2017.